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The Cycling Equivalent of a Monster Truck

The Specialized Fatboy Pro is a fat tire bike worthy of the pros.
The Cycling Equivalent of a Monster Truck
Joao Canziani

When the guys at Specialized bet on a trend, the industry takes note. The Fatboy Pro upgrades its predecessor—the same bike that won the first-ever Fat Bike National Championships—with well-balanced, tricked-out components for a fast, fun ride on any terrain.

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Here’s what makes it great:


Superwide 4.6-inch tires—more than twice the size of standard mountain bike rubber—turn this bike into the cycling equivalent of a monster truck, able to eat up obstacles.

The three-inch travel Bluto suspension fork smooths out bumpy trails, keeping your tires at max traction.

When you’re shredding mud, dirt, and debris all day, simpler is better. By dropping a chainring up front, SRAM’s X01 drivetrain simplifies shifting, eliminates “ghost shifts,” and sheds weight.


With the touch of a button, the dropper post allows you to lower your center of gravity for downhill ripping, then raise it up again for climbing power.



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